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Author Topic:   Tire Pyrometers
ep221
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted May 04, 2005 07:29 PM  
Does anybody that uses a tire pyrometer, evre used it on car set up for dirt track?
If so, did it help or steer you off in the wrong direction?

superdave
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 280
posted May 04, 2005 11:18 PM  
Works OK but you need the kind with a probe to get real temps. The surface doesn't really reflect the temp of the tire and wet dirt on the track bottom and pits can skew the temps.

Good luck,
Superdave

dkandy94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted May 05, 2005 09:49 AM  
I use a pyrometer every weekend. I take the temps as soon as I pull into the pits. It has helped me with the set up on a dry slick track. It will tell you how the car is working by the varrience in temps across the tread surface. You have to play with it and understand how to read the temps. It has helped me.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted May 05, 2005 10:43 AM  
Superdave is right, it takes a probe to get accurate numbers, and to get really accurate, as soon as your done running pull off and have 2 guys ready, one to measure and yell out numbers the other to write them down, you have ot work fast because the tires will start to spread the heat hot spots across the tire, and disipate heat.

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